65% children in live poverty, 82% of school children are on a lunch subsidy. Many are overweight. One of the problems of urban areas is food deserts: where nutritious food is not available or accessible from local shops leaving fast food stores as the only option.
GROWING POWER is an initiative that transforms useless properties to highly productive community food centers. Their approach ingeniously integrates multi-level greenhouses, vermiculture, composting, aquaponics, bee-keeping and smaller livestock. And they incorporate waste recycling, solar energy and heat recycling.
Now, growing power feeds a multitude of people including schools and formerly insecure neighborhoods with organic produce. Not only that, Growing Power offers a wide array of education and demonstration opportunities, including to the youth.